My sense of Roberts is that he is simply afraid of the social/societal ramifactions of USSC decisions. So he swings his vote to the side that causes the least disruption to society. He votes for the status quo.
If I am right, I can disagree but at least he has some kind of principle.
Though I am loathe to figure out how the heck he voted to uphold Obamacare... and now that the so-called ‘tax’ is gone whether he would, if forced, to change sides and vote down Obamacare because the ‘tax’ that he argued justified his vote is gone.
The “principle” of millions of evil psychos will get upset if I don’t let them butcher their pre-born offspring without any restrictions?
That’s utilitarianism, degrades human life & is Satanic.
No he is not.His handlers tell him what to decide or risk personal destruction.